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Project by John posted 11-06-2016 09:27 PM 1071 views 2 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Another Apple Bowl, 9” X 4.25”. Same finish as the last. Love this wood for it’s colours, hardness, cracks and knots. On this bowl I have a sharp edge and a slight flare out on the lip, hope it may stop the bowl from being dropped someday.

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.





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PHXRob

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#1 posted 11-06-2016 11:43 PM

I like the finish. Looks like glass. Nice piece.

-- "Clear alcohols are for rich women on diets" - Ron Swanson

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#2 posted 11-07-2016 12:24 AM

john that bowl is crazy nice bro,love the wood and the finish cant be better in my opinion.i gotta start turning some bowls,thanks for the post and inspiration.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#3 posted 11-07-2016 12:33 AM

Beautiful bowl John, and I like the clear “documentation” on the base.
Well done.

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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#4 posted 11-07-2016 01:55 AM

Awesome bowl John and again excellent finish. That apple does seem to want to crack, but it’s worth it.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#5 posted 11-07-2016 02:00 AM

Excellent bowl, John!! Great wood, great shape, great finish!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#6 posted 11-07-2016 05:12 AM

Very nice, one of these days I got to spend some time on my lathe!

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#7 posted 11-07-2016 07:51 AM

Breathtaking, John. One would swear you know what you’re doing.

-- Mark

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#8 posted 11-07-2016 08:24 AM

beautiful bowl,masterful work

-- bambi

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#9 posted 11-07-2016 12:18 PM

Beautiful job, John. I sawed up an apple tree last year and tried to save a couple of crotch pieces, coating the cut ends with end cut, but the pieces all split. Have you any advice on how to preserve apple blanks?

-- I'm not talking to myself ... I'm consulting an expert!

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#10 posted 11-07-2016 02:58 PM

This bowl is absolutely beautiful.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- helluvawreck aka Charles, http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

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John

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#11 posted 11-07-2016 05:32 PM

Thanks everyone!

Bryan, I rough everything out as soon as I get it. I keep fresh blocks in plastic bags until I do. I never found a way to prevent splitting.

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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#12 posted 11-07-2016 06:25 PM

That is just beautiful. My wife would put that out on the table and threaten to kill anyone who touched it. :-)

-- -- Don from PA

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#13 posted 11-07-2016 07:54 PM

Love your bowl, especially your glass like like finish. How did you do it.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#14 posted 11-07-2016 08:18 PM

fabulous follow up piece John to the last one, (love the finishing)
cheers
pete

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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John

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#15 posted 11-07-2016 08:47 PM

Thanks again all, Brian after sanding I gave it a coat of BLO and then many light coats of clear gloss WOP.

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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